Day 180: St. Mary’s County Fair is September 22nd-25th, 2011

County Fair Season is in full swing, with the Maryland State fair kicking off the year and St. Mary’s County is scheduled to follow suit on September 22nd-25th at the County fairgrounds in Leonardtown, MD.

If you haven’t been to the St. Mary’s County fair before, make this the year you go!  In addition to the agricultural exhibitions, K-9 demonstrations, livestock auction, and of course, the carnival, the St. Mary’s County fair also hosts an annual jousting tournament!  (Did you know jousting is the state sport?!?)

2011 St. Mary’s County Fair Schedule

Gates open at 3:00 PM, exhibit buildings open at 4:00 PM
Exhibit buildings close at 9:00 PM.
Gates open at 9:00 AM, Exhibit buildings close at 9:00 PM.
Gates open at 9:00 AM. Exhibit buildings close at 9:00 PM.
Gates open at 9:00 AM. Fair closes at 6:00 PM.

Gate Admission:

Daily: Adult ticket $5, children 6 to 12 $1, children under 6 free
Season passes: Adult $9, children 6 to 12 $2.

Carnival Prices:

The rides take from 1 to 5 Carnival tickets.
Carnival tickets cost $1 or a strip of 25 tickets costs $20.
Friday (kids day) from carnival opening to 6PM, all rides are 1 ticket (children only).
Thursday and Sunday, wristbands are $20
a $5 discount coupon is available at schools, the Fairgrounds, and on-line at :



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